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Getting started guide

INSTALLATiON FOR WINDOWS USERS
By the GNS3 Assist Team

Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc.

Getting started guide Installation for Windows Users This document will take you through the steps to get started with GNS3 in a Windows environment. there is an installation section for Linux users and the equivalent for Mac OS X users. . Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. see other Getting Started Documents. but for an in-depth discussion. All of the critical and most important things to know will be covered. after you have created the account. If you use Linux. click on the download link and download the Windows All-In-One installer. Step 1 – Download GNS3 As stated in the previous screenshot. The first part of this guide is for a user getting to the new release from our new website.

Getting started guide Then you get the create account window: Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. .

now you are in to the portal. Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. The next screen should look familiar.Getting started guide Okay. . Click on the Software button and click Download in the menu.

.Getting started guide At this point. Everything else is a matter of clicking on next buttons. Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. Also note the bottom part of the screen here: This is a really simplified way to obtain all those other appliances once you have gotten GNS3 downloaded and installed. The GNS3 Setup Wizard will begin. Step 2 – Install GNS3 Find the file you downloaded and double-click on it to begin installing GNS3. you can start the download process.

An astute user will start clicking off the boxes. Dynamips) are already checked marked. The interesting thing about this installation from the other ones is many of the other appliances needed (like Winpcap.Getting started guide Locate your GNS3 download and double click on it. just click on to the next screen. Hit the Install Button: Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. A deeper discussion of what all this is will be provided. Please don’t do that. Unless you absolutely know you have a newer version. . The GNS3 Setup Wizard will begin. WireShark. Most experienced Windows users know to click ‘next’ and ‘accept the user license’. Everything else is a matter of clicking on next buttons.

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Only this time. it has SolarWinds Response Timer Viewer! What? Free? Yup! Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc.Getting started guide After WireShark. you then get ported to another installer. .

Getting started guide Enter your best email into the SolarWinds Response Time Viewer install. Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. .

6. . 2. Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. 3. Any IOU images. 5. Click on that and you can now begin configuring GNS3 to include the following: 1. Advanced settings to point to an IOU license key. you should see a snazzy little icon on your desktop that looks like a blue chameleon. Where Dynamips is located. Advanced settings for your ASA security appliance. 4.Getting started guide Once the installation is completed. Your Cisco IOS image. Where QEmu is located.

that is the icon used in topologies as a Router or switch.Getting started guide Step 3 – Defining Cisco IOS files As mentioned earlier. 2600 series (2610 to 2650XM & 2691) and 1700 series (1720 to 1760). 3700. You are presented to create a project by entering a name for the project: Click on the icon that looks like an Antacid pill. 3725. 3620. GNS3 is meant to be used in a lab environment for testing and learning. Once you have obtained your own copy of a Cisco IOS for one of the supported platforms. Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. you are ready to continue. 3600. Supported platforms are the following: Cisco 7200. In the networking world. you must provide your own Cisco IOS and IOU image to use with GNS3 due to licensing issues. please do so. or a blue aspirin. 3745. If haven’t already launched your GNS3 program from the previous step. 3640 and 3660. .

Click on Edit in the upper left hand corner. GNS3 Technologies is not responsible for providing you with free IOS images. At this point. These images are available by contacting a Cisco provider.Getting started guide A panel slides open and it is blank. that you would have to know how to obtain a Cisco IOS image. click on Dynamips -> IOS routers Click on New Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. suffice it to say. You need to be compliant with licensing restrictions. Select Preferences. If you don’t have an IOS. From here. We need to add Router Images first before using the routers. . or if you work with Cisco devices. you can obtain an IOS based on the production machines you have available. I suggest contacting a solution provider of Cisco equipment to get you connected to purchase an IOS.

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you can add modules based on what type of network you want. Meaning. A little comment on Cisco devices.Getting started guide The next screen shows that GNS3 detected the router platform. Here is where you can configure your modules. . and named it according to the platform. they are modular. Notice on this Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc.

you have three slots. let’s add a serial module as well. Let’s do that here. . And while we are at it. You can also add WIC modules! Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. You can configure slot 1.Getting started guide 3725 platform. Slot 0 already has a FastEthernet module. to have a 16 port Ethernet switch.

you can set the IDLE PC setting. Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. Then hit Okay. Hold down the left mouse button and drag and drop this onto the main panel which is where you will configure your topology. You now have an available router. It’s recommended to leave that. Hit Apply in the lower right hand corner. You will now be given a status page summarizing the options selected in the IOS routers preferences. Now click on the blue aspirin or the Router Icon again. .Getting started guide Finally.

or clicking on the right pointing start arrow located in the header area that will then start all devices selected and configured that allow a startup. after you moved the Router in the middle pane. You have configured a Router IOS and you have started the device.Getting started guide You now need to start the router by either right clicking on the router and selecting start. On that note. That indicates the device is powered on since you can’t see the actual device. which is the topology panel. Special Tip: In this screenshot. Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. if you let the mouse hover over the router. . in the right pane. a nice pop up window shows you everything about this router. you see a green light next to R1. At this point the installation is done. Use these two items extensively to keep your interfaces connected correctly.